Formula1blog.com Podcast #437- Italian GP review

Join Paul, Mark (Fake Charlie Whiting) and me as we discuss the Italian Grand Prix from Monza. WE cover each team as they finish and share our thoughts on the tire deflate-gate, the difference between technical and sporting regulations, Honda’s promises, Red Bull’s dilemma and much more…including blonde hair.

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DRS_Matt

Re: The Cost cutting section

I wish you wouldnt do goofy mocking voices when you voice an opinion that is not your own. Unless you are for the return of tobacco money (by all means, say so), they have to do something.

DRS_Matt

Did vettel get many “drives of the race” in his dominant period? I seem to remember in the affirmative. Lewis misses out on a lot of them because his car is so good :(

Negative Camber

Which is exactly why I gave Lewis Drive of the Race. He looked terrific all weekend. To be fair, we didn’t give Vettel a lot of Drive of the Race awards to be honest. During that era, Alonso was getting quite a few because he was placing in positions the car had no business being in. As was Kimi at the time at Lotus.

DRS_Matt

OOPS! Hoisted by my own Petard. I guess i was too busy thinking up that post in response to paul to listen to you todd. Keep up the good work!

228929292AABBB

And I agree with you for doing it (giving Lewis DoR). Listening to his radio during the mystery-hammer-time period was fascinating. I think one of your medleys of F1 sound would benefit from the “no need to take any risks Lewis, just keep doing what you’re doing” “I am taking quite a lot of risk to do what I am doing” (or words thereabouts) exchange. Absolutely brilliant and I am not a long time Hamilton fan. As to your colleague, whose knowledge I greatly respect – Kimi Raikkonen? Whaa…? That smacks of defensiveness over singing his praises for the last… Read more »

the International

I think you may be underestimating how much programming and technology is still involved in the start procedure and therefore as with all things of this complexity how easy it can go wrong . It certainly isn’t just up to the driver and a clutch pedal .

228929292AABBB

Thanks for your thought. Absolutely I agree, there’s scads I don’t know about this. Mr. Arrivabene presumably does know, and he certainly made it clear it looked to him that Kimi just blew it. He might be trying to protect Ferrari’s pride. But regardless, let’s say I’m wrong and the start wasn’t Kimi’s fault. You take a top four car and start it last on a pretty wide open track it’s a nice job for it to end up fifth (really sixth), but not particularly special, is my impression. But it is just my impression, you’re totally right it’s based… Read more »

Coji

I hate that I like this show so much that I always want to save it for last. The problem is that I listen to 25 other podcasts… Thoughts on the show to follow.

Negative Camber

That’s very kind of you. We’re just grateful for your support and for listening.

Paul KieferJr

1. “Ask me no questions, I tell you no lies…” 2. I would like to see Lotus continue, even if it is as “Lotus-Renault” or whatever that name happens to be. I’m still waiting for others to throw their collective hats into the ring. 3. What good is a rule if it’s hard to obey? 4. I’ll believe that the Honda engine is better when it beats the Chevy engine that I’ve got. 5. Red Bull will end up with a “Flintstones” engine. 6. Why does this sound like the makings of a monopoly? 7. The only way to light… Read more »

runnah

I felt the need to make this

Coji

Their ultimate plan is to create their own power units. Hamilton may have been sandbagging during the race but the ability to pull out the gap that they thought they would need to make the penalty moot. Having to conform to what Pirelli suggests seem like a contradiction. They suggested (or maybe they didn’t) the maximum number of laps that a driver can run on a tire, but with Vettel exceeding that, there was no punishment (apart from tire failure, but no grid punishment). Why would there be a penalty in not conforming with tire pressure as per the specification… Read more »

Negative Camber

Yes! So you know ho high off the ground a gooses head is and at 6’3″, it makes it a delicate battle for me.